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Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)

At 176 verses, Naso is the longest single Torah portion of the year.  However, there’s a lot of repetition in the 89 verses of Chapter 7, which include the 12 identical tribal gifts presented over 12 days at the dedication … Continue reading

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Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:8)

Chaos and legal systems are intimately linked, and not (just) because the latter are designed to eliminate the former. This week, after three humdinger, action-filled portions, our Torah reading is about the foundations of the society the Israelites are in … Continue reading

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